Watercolor on Canson Fontenay paper, 22x30 cm
I've been experimenting with wet in wet techniques lately. This one's done in Payne's gray. I find watercolors very difficult to control, but I've found some good tips from Charles Reid's excellent book Watercolor solutions. Another book I'd like to own is David Taylor's Solving the mystery of watercolor, but it's runs for a whopping $160 in Amazon.
I just bought my first pure kolinsky sable brush from Rosemary & Co. It's a reversible model that fits nicely into my watercolor field box. It is really a joy to use. If my paintings suck, I can't blame the brush :) The service, by the way was excellent. I ordered a few brushes and on top of that they had thrown in the latest issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. A nice gesture.